PowerOne System Fabric enables you to start with a small configuration and scale out to a large configuration. The current per-Pod configuration is for two Dell EMC Networking S5232F-ON switches.
PowerOne is designed for significant future scalability: by adding additional S5232F-ON switches (in pairs) and connecting them through Dell EMC Networking Z9264F-ON (spine) switches. Maximum scalability potential includes six Z9264F-ON (spine) switches and 64 S5232F-ON (leaf) switches.
Each pair of S5232F-ON switches provides network connectivity for a single PowerOne Pod. The following figure shows the port layout for each S5232F-ON switch. The port layout shows the following ports:
PowerOne is designed for significant future scalability, by incorporating Z9264F-ON (spine) switches, resulting in a leaf-spine architecture. To support this scenario, the port layout in the following figure shows one physical connection (100 GbE) between each S5232F-ON (leaf) switch and each Z9264F-ON (spine) switch for the eight Pods.
All the highlighted ports in blue in the figures above are of form factor QSFP28, which provides four channels at 28 Gbps each. By driving these channels at different speeds and/or combining channels, various Ethernet speeds can be achieved. In this case, all four lanes are combined into a single instance, resulting in a 100 Gb connection.
The following cables types are supported: